Wednesday, May 15, 2013

It's for the Birds... Blog hop!





It's my day for it's for the birds Blog hop and I am very excited to be sharing. This is my first blog hop with Mdm Samm, so I have had to follow along closely all week, to see how it was done...
I have to say there have been some great projects this past week and I am very impressed with the talents of all the participants. Thank you Mdm Samm and Cheerleader Mary for all of the work you have put into this hop. Its been a great experience and I hope I can do it again!

I have several projects around the house, with birds and had a really hard time deciding what I would make for this project.  I thought I would make another door hanger like the one above or this wallhanging...


But decided to go with something entirely different.

Every morning, this time of year, I am awakened very early by the sounds of the birds chirping in my backyard. I can't see them but I hear them. So I decided to make this little window topper for my bedroom, to  give me a visual to go along with the chirping!


I think it is pretty busy, but if you could hear the sounds I hear in the morning, I think you would think it suits. ( That's my beautiful Yellow Maple you can see out the window! 




The birds, leaves and flowers are all raw edge appliqué, something really new to me. I almost didn't finish it because it was such a challenge to do all the stitching on it, but I did and I have a new appreciation for anyone who does beautiful art pieces using this technique. It was hard work!


Thanks for visiting. I hope you will hop off to see some of the other great bloggers today...

62 comments:

Judy B said...

Oh my, your window topper is beautiful! So glad you joined the hop and hope to see you again. Thank you for sharing.

Amy said...

I love your welcome banner and your window valance is great!

feltfree på Åsly said...

What acreative lady. So many nice projects. Lovely. Thanks for sharing.
Frederika

Marianne said...

Wow ! It's gorgeous! I love it!

Sharon said...

Very pretty...and lots of detail...great job.

Patty C. said...

Winter is for the birds is soooo pretty ;)

Nati said...

Lovely projects,especially like the red birdhouse,thanks for sharing!

karamino said...

Great work! Love the window topper!

lefuntz said...

Beautiful window dressing. Don't you love listening to the birds in the morning? We've had a mockingbird who occasionally sings his playlist during the night. He wakes me up and sings me back to sleep. I love it,

charlotte said...

Busy, but very nice. I really like it.Not too busy for these sweet birdies.

Britt-Inger said...

Your bird projects are fantastic and beautiful
Thanks for sharing your creativity

Pauline said...

Wow, your first bloghop? You've done great, amazing projects! I love your work, but your window topper is an absolute jaw dropper, needed time to take that one in, so stunning! I love it!
Thank for sharing.

Thearica said...

Love the window topper and that red mini quilt!

Celtic Thistle said...

Your window pelmet is beautiful, what a lovely way to start your day!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Lovely projects. Thanks for sharing.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

It is gorgeous!!! love the yellow maple too. But seriously; you did such a fantastic job on the window topper...love it

Madame Samm said...

YOur valence is beautiful in fact all of your projects are lovely to the eyes...

Marla's Crafts said...

I love the little curtain. Nice job for your first hop.

Patty D from NC said...

beautiful work - really like the banner.

Jennifer Gail said...

You did a great job:)

Tammy said...

Great birdie projects. Thank youf ro makeing such creative projects and shareing them with us.

krislovesfabric said...

Your projects are all stunning...well done!!

Valerie the Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Beautiful job! Your applique is lovely :)

Jeanie said...

Oh my..... I LOVE your valance! The detail of the work and the design is just wonderful! Thanks for sharing today!

Linda J said...

Wow! What a lovely valance for your room. The other previously done pieces are wonderful as well. Good for you trying something new.

Patty said...

You did a great job. It is such a pretty valance.

Natasha said...

LOVE The wall hanging! But being from Canada that might have something to do with it.

Leanne Parsons said...

Great window topper! Your applique looks fantastic.

Linda Crosby said...

Really love your window topper. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

Just Quilt It said...

Beautiful job on your window topper! It looks like you put a lot of work into it. The welcome quilt is lovely, also. Great projects!

Carol said...

Your hard work paid off because that topper turned out so beautiful! Thanks for hopping with us...hope to see you again. :O)

Kathy H said...

Beautiful birdie projects and I especially love that window topper. What a great idea. I have never seen a yellow maple (except in the fall). Does it have yellow leaves in the summer too?

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Wow! That is beautiful. Really a stunning piece. Congrats on being one of the chosen and thanks for sharing.

Needled Mom said...

I'm glad that you stuck with the applique and finished the beautiful window covering. Your banners are darling too.

Mary said...

You did a wonderful job, for something new to you. I love it. I too wake up to the sounds of birds and love hearing them. Thank you for being part of this hop.

apple blossom said...

oh, lovely projects...someone from Canada has to agree with someone from ND that winter is for the birds...cute wall hanging. love your Canadian bird house wall hanger too and the valance is just gorgeous.... love all your projects

sandra said...

Love your window topper, you did a beautiful job on it for first time. Your other projects are lovely to.

patchouli moon studio said...

Your valance is just the best idea and turned out gorgeous! Congrats on being one of the top 3 of the day too!

Abbigail said...

I love this! It is beautiful! The birds are chirping when I wake up too.

MooseStash Quilting said...

I can't decide which is best. Love them all. Your curtain topper is just the best. You've given me an idea... And your Canadian birdhouse it sooooo darn cute!

Gill said...

Fabulous projects! I like them all!
Thanks for sharing!

Lou said...

Beautiful valance! Love the welcome wallhanging too!
Great job!

Rose Best said...

Love the valance, beautiful

MoeWest said...

Your window valence is beautiful! I love to wake up to the sound of the birds.

Linda said...

Your projects are beautiful! That window topper is really special!
Wow!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Wow love the window valance. I want to make some for my family room, but got distracted the last couple of weeks. Thanks for the inspiration!

Carla said...

Adorable is the first word I thought of when I saw that window topper. I love it.

jan said...

Beautiful window valance! great job!

Janet said...

What a wonderful view you have and the window topper is perfect. I really love the Canadiana birdhouse wall hanging too!

ritainalaska said...

your window valance is such a great idea! creative! perfect! i bought a baby monitor once, hung the remote microphone outside the house so i could hear the birds in the morning and evening. it was good for a couple of years.

tink's mom said...

What a great idea. Wonderful job too. I also like the maple leaf on the birdhouse. Thanks for being here.

Pam in IL said...

I know exactly what you mean with all the chirping and carrying on in the mornings. We have the windows open this time of year and those birdies are chirping before 5 am and I really love hearing them in the mornings.

Your window valance is awesome!!

carla said...

Hi!!! Your window topper is beautiful!!! Love it all!!!!

maggie said...

What great projects! I love your window topper. Jusdt beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.
cheers
maggie
maggiemine42@gmail.com

LJ said...

All the projects you shared were very cute. Loved the valance you made for the bedroom window. At this time of year, as the birds wake in the morning, the chirping can almost be called "a din"!! :)

AimeeDP said...

Gorgeous little topper, and I can just hear the robins singing in that tree. It must have felt great to create something so gorgeous on a warm sunny day! Wish I could have been there with you. xoxo

Pamela said...

Wow! I love it! It is really lovely!

Cloud 9 said...

I love, love, love the window valance. Fantastic!!!

Theresa said...

Your window topper is adorable, I love it!

Vickie said...

Congratulations on being "one of the chosen" ! I see why, oh my goodness, the valance is wonderful and and sew are the other projects ! Great job, REALLY !!!!!

Tricia said...

Wow Congrats on being chosen and I love your valance. I love mixing piecing with hand work in my work and your is a wonderful example of it.

Sincerely,
Tricia

Frances said...

What a beautiful window topper. I also love the little red birdhouse hanging. Sew pretty.